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Heather Ward


Office: SN-2016H
Telephone: 709-864- 8692
Fax: (709) 864-3119

Thesis title:

Characterizing the tundra taiga interface using Radarsat-2 (Mealy Mountains, Labrador).

Research Description:

My research is focused on the development of RADARSAT-2 image products in order to classify and interpret the Tundra-Taiga Interface (TTI). The research project is being conducted as part of the inter-disciplinary project 'Present processes, past changes, spatiotemporal dynamics Arctic' (PPSA) which is an International Polar Year initiative. The project contributes to an ongoing Canada-wide research effort in studying the effects of climate change on the position and structure of the tree line at Arctic sites around the globe. Specifically, the research conducted will produce a new remote sensing method using RADARSAT-2 imagery for characterizing the spatio-temporal variations of land cover within the TTI ecosystem, to allow for integration with, and improvement upon, existing remote sensing methods.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS